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algernon
algernon
25 March 2017

Backyard size

Backyard size
1, 2

Note that when you mark out the dimensions in the park, the area will probably *look* smaller than the finished yard (with fences, house, other objects etc.) will…

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algernon
Mar 25, 2017 12:31 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 March 2017

Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Some good indoor plant suggestions?

Monsteria ZZ Calathea Dieffenbachia Kentia Palm Many succulents are also an overlooked option. Echeveria in particular. Umbrella tree. Syngonium Strelitzia nicolai pepperomia

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 25, 2017 10:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 March 2017

How to use chicken manure tea?

How to use chicken manure tea?

lol Get a aerator from an aquarium shop. Chuck a hand full of compost into a dirty old sock or your neighbours clean sock off their line. Brew the concoction with the…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:54 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 March 2017

Shade tolerant hedge

Shade tolerant hedge

Correa "Bicheno Bell", Westringea (fruiticosa will grow in shade), Callistemon "Great Balls of Fire".

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
24 March 2017

Emerald kikuyu

Emerald kikuyu

Add some compost through it, and zeolite. The top 20-30cm You may have sandy loam which is nice.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 24, 2017 1:47 am
TheGardenWhisperer
aloenyx
aloenyx
12 March 2017

Landscape plans for CDC

Landscape plans for CDC

My estate has an example landscape plan, I just signed it and that's what my builder submitted.

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aloenyx
Mar 12, 2017 11:06 am
aloenyx

Landscape plans for council

Landscape plans for council

I don't know if this is still current but I'm doing my own now. I looked at lots of DA's that have been submitted to council and used the landscape designed as a template…

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Searching4 knowledge
Mar 11, 2017 7:42 pm
Searching4 knowledge
PEARZ
PEARZ
10 March 2017

Retaining wall help!!

Retaining wall help!!

Hi Cat_dunc, Yah just got notification that they have engineering report and applying for permits and works to get the retainer should be up by end of the month. After…

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PEARZ
Mar 10, 2017 10:36 am
PEARZ
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March 2017

Weep Holes and Landscaping

Weep Holes and Landscaping

In WA, anything seems to go regardless of what the National Construction Code (NCC) states about weep holes or the Damp Proof Course (DPC). There are a few threads on…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2017 5:48 pm
SaveH2O
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2017

Mp rotator run times

Mp rotator run times

Look at using a Hunter Hydrawise controller. It's features help with running MP's. I'm big on these for good reason. Good advice above.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:57 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2017

Help Regarding White Ants

Help Regarding White Ants

Where are you from buddy? we provide .

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:49 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2017

help with buffalo lawn!

help with buffalo lawn!

Not a believer in grubs being an issue and this is shared by many in senior turf management. Search my posts on lawn beetle. Wonderful lawn helpers. Fungicides should be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:43 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2017

Crepe Myrtle Advice

Crepe Myrtle Advice

It will be fine. You want the lower stuff to get going. I'd bet that top branch snaps at some point in the future if the lower branches don't do some growing. It will take…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:31 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
9 March 2017

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Pop up Sprinklers for Turf

Hunter MP rotators are the benchmark for efficient irrigation. (No not subsurface) No brainer. Get from an proper irrigation shop. Also look at using the Hunter…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Mar 09, 2017 2:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
roscoepikotrain
roscoepikotrain
8 March 2017

Taylex HSTP Effluent area and Vegetable/Fruit patch

Taylex HSTP Effluent area and Vegetable/Fruit patch

What pump did you have for your Taylex HSTP. How long till it failed?

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roscoepikotrain
Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm
greggles
greggles
7 March 2017

Vertical Sleeper Screen

Vertical Sleeper Screen

Thanks Neville, Assume they would need to be at least 1/3 height to be buried. Would curious to know if compacted earth gave more flexibility to get them lined up well.…

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greggles
Mar 07, 2017 9:59 pm
Berek
Berek
7 March 2017

Sentrel cable balustrade

Sentrel cable balustrade

My bad. I saw cable and googled pool fence. However you did say horizontal in your post which is what i was commenting on.

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Berek
Mar 07, 2017 9:38 pm
needsausername
needsausername
2 March 2017

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

3m fall is the new 1m fall...

Bahahaha a great outlook you have. Pun intended

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needsausername
Mar 02, 2017 12:44 pm
needsausername
r13
r13
1 March 2017

Pump required for large garden

Pump required for large garden

It would depend on the lph that your 4 sprinklers need. I have a few acres and I have run a 40mm green line poly as a ring around the yard and have 3 points where the…

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r13
Mar 01, 2017 1:22 pm
6banga
6banga
20 February 2017

Concrete left by builders

Concrete left by builders

which builder the same happen to use they mashed I into the soil as well as the driveway gravel they provide when building. I jacked up and made them remove it. We…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 7:17 pm
6banga
6banga
20 February 2017

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

What is this grass growing with buffalo?

The mini pic it didn't look anything like kikuyu but the larger pics looks a bit like kikuyu. Can you take an even closer image if its kikuyu you should be able to see…

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6banga
Feb 20, 2017 6:51 pm
Megan0870
Megan0870
10 February 2017

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Looking after a newly laid Zoysia lawn in the wet weather

Hi All, We laid a Empire Zoysia lawn (in the heat) 2 weeks ago, however we've had days/week of very wet weather for a Perth Summer and I was wondering if the lawn needs…

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Megan0870
Feb 10, 2017 2:31 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
9 February 2017

How to prevent weeds growing from rocks and pavers path.

How to prevent weeds growing from rocks and pavers path.

We put weed matting under our paved paths but I wouldn't use it in the garden again. So hard to water and fertilise plants as well as put new plants in. Under the path…

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cat_dunc
Feb 09, 2017 11:08 pm
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
cat_dunc
8 February 2017

Driveway recommendations

Driveway recommendations

I'd suggest investing in exposed aggregate instead of coloured concrete as there's less chance of them stuffing up the surface finish. Well seems that way from what I've…

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cat_dunc
Feb 08, 2017 9:35 pm
cat_dunc
Imightbedave
Imightbedave
7 February 2017

Palmetto lawn help.

Palmetto lawn help.

Hi Blue, unfortunately I can't open dropbox links at work so I can't see your images. Probably an obvious question, but is there anything impacting how much water these…

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Imightbedave
Feb 07, 2017 12:41 pm
subwayJ
subwayJ
30 January 2017

Empire Zoysia Dethatching

Empire Zoysia Dethatching

Think ill just mow and get the height down and hopefully get a roller mower onto it to see if it can be firmed up.

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subwayJ
Jan 30, 2017 7:23 pm
JLH222
JLH222
30 January 2017

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

Garden/Decking/Pool Designers in Melbourne - Recommendations

I can recommend David Bennett from Gardens by Design. He's put a design together for us, very informative, listens and really knows his stuff.

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JLH222
Jan 30, 2017 4:18 pm
JLH222
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NthHome
Jan 30, 2017 8:50 am
Turtle1
Turtle1
27 January 2017

Cypress pine or eco timber for raised garden beds

Cypress pine or eco timber for raised garden beds

used railway sleepers look great and are ecofriendly. just get aaa grade for longer lasting sleepers

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Turtle1
Jan 27, 2017 10:35 am
Turtle1
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 January 2017

Anyone used RTF turf?

Anyone used RTF turf?

I have tall fescue but I intend using RTF seed for patch repairs in Autumn. http://www.mckaysgrassseeds.com.au/rtf-tall-fescue/

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SaveH2O
Jan 26, 2017 9:55 am
SaveH2O
Berek
Berek
24 January 2017

Large retaining wall on new block

Large retaining wall on new block

From the looks of the new pics, I'd say the rocks on the slope are going to be in the 100's of kg's each. To do a step you'd need the wall to be similar to the current…

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Berek
Jan 24, 2017 9:28 pm

Update pics for the curious

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 6:51 am
psyko
psyko
19 January 2017

Palmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softer

Palmetto vs Sapphire Buffalo - which is softer

I have both and it's hard to tell them apart. The Palmetto at the front is having thatch problems but still looks amazing. Sapphire feels softer and less thatch. Both are…

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psyko
Jan 19, 2017 6:43 am
bashworth
bashworth
15 January 2017

Rain garden/ drain

Rain garden/ drain

A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground.

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bashworth
Jan 15, 2017 6:06 pm
bashworth
BL35ED
BL35ED
14 January 2017

LARGE Stepping stones

LARGE Stepping stones

Hey all in process of doing landscaping...can anyone tell me where I can find larger stepping stones in Sydney? 80x40 90x45 100x50 These are the sort of sizes im after... Thank you

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BL35ED
Jan 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Krisssy
Krisssy
13 January 2017

Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Spacing between plants to create informal hedge

Mine are nearly twice 60cm spacing. Is it possible to replant closer or will that damage the plants??

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Krisssy
Jan 13, 2017 11:48 am
Wendylovespets
Wendylovespets
11 January 2017

Idea's for a 'wow' shrub

Idea's for a 'wow' shrub

Fairy Magnolia? Magnolia Little Gem? (and various related). I also have a soft spot for the large flowered deciduous magnolias - the "Little Girl" series only grow 3 - 4…

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Wendylovespets
Jan 11, 2017 4:19 pm
jackkiek
jackkiek
11 January 2017

Concrete pipes for gardens

Concrete pipes for gardens

That's really a nice idea and I am fully agree with your decision.I have done the same thing in my garden and I would like you to do the same. Thanks.

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jackkiek
Jan 11, 2017 2:34 am
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ghor
Jan 10, 2017 9:24 pm
LordBug
LordBug
2 January 2017

Overhead sprinklers

Overhead sprinklers

Hi everyone, I'm planning on setting up some irrigation in my fernery, and have a little question about overhead sprinklers. Are there any particular sprinklers that are…

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LordBug
Jan 02, 2017 12:32 am
rb759
rb759
27 December 2016

Application rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusion

Application rate Seasol/Powerfeed/Molasses confusion

I've been doing a lot of research and thanks to Fu's wisdom I've finally got a fertilising schedule together. My only confusion is on the application rate of mainly Seasol…

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rb759
Dec 27, 2016 11:48 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
27 December 2016

What is eating my lilly pilly?

What is eating my lilly pilly?

Looks like possums from the photos. Grubs most certainly do not eat entire branches. Possums love new growth btw.

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 27, 2016 7:02 pm
BeatrixKiddo
BeatrixKiddo
24 December 2016

New turf some yellow squares

New turf some yellow squares

Make sure the turf rolls in question are making good contact with the soil underneath. Might help to lightly top dress those areas with washed sand to help hold water to…

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BeatrixKiddo
Dec 24, 2016 3:08 pm
SteveMc
SteveMc
23 December 2016

HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?

HELP! Fixed lawn watering system with 3 x Impact Sprinklers?

Exactly. Run a few poly pipes to a few sections like east, West, and finish with a standard shut off valve and male hose clip to wherever it's convenient to connect your…

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SteveMc
Dec 23, 2016 11:00 pm
SteveMc
mwccl
mwccl
22 December 2016

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

What soil do I fill my planter box with?

Ok. Noted. Thanks for all the help and info.

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mwccl
Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Soil or compost top up?

Soil or compost top up?

Half soil and half compost is great. Make sure the compost has been left to age.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 1:49 pm
Turtle1
Turtle1
Turtle1
19 December 2016

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

Reticulation Systems, Lawns and Garden Bed Edgings

You can try treated pine for edging either treated sawn pine or winged splits. Depending on the garden you can also get concrete mower strips.

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Turtle1
Dec 19, 2016 1:47 pm
Turtle1
Vantage_35
Vantage_35
18 December 2016

Help identify this tree?

Help identify this tree?

OMG! That's it!!!!! YAY finally Thanks so much

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Vantage_35
Dec 18, 2016 8:50 am
SteveMc
SteveMc
17 December 2016

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

How do I keep my lawn green in summer?

The only thing more than turtle stated is a wetting agent as only water is needed to keep it green, and the wetting agent helps the soil absorb and disperse the moisture…

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SteveMc
Dec 17, 2016 11:00 pm
SteveMc


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